Finding it harder keeping my Ts that need more than just a water dish

Deb60

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I know this may sound silly but I'm finding it hard at getting it right when it comes to keeping Ts that need more than just a water dish. I've made the substrate to damp in some cases , how do you guys get it just right ?
 

TRection

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I just wet a small area of the sub around the water dish and let that fully dry out for about a week before i re-wet it, depending on the spider of course you can wet more or less of the sub.
 

Deb60

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I think you're overthinking it. Depending on the species of course. @TRection pretty much nails it.
I'm ok when the Ts are Juv / adult , it's when there slings , I've sprayed to much water ( which I did with my C Elegans )had to change the substrate, them a week later I found the wee one was dead! When I changed the substrate I used a sling water dish , the humidity confuses me as well . By the way the C Elegans was I believe a juvenile.
 

EulersK

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What species specifically are we talking about? Many "humid loving" species can do just fine in periods of drought. In other words, they're forgiving of mistakes.
 

Walker253

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I'm ok when the Ts are Juv / adult , it's when there slings , I've sprayed to much water ( which I did with my C Elegans )had to change the substrate, them a week later I found the wee one was dead! When I changed the substrate I used a sling water dish , the humidity confuses me as well . By the way the C Elegans was I believe a juvenile.
Sometimes they just die and what we thought as the reason may not be the actual reason.
Also, just for reference, moist soil doesn't mean soaking wet soil.
 

Venom1080

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Been keeping Ts for nearly a year now . So yes it's still early days really .
Yep. It helps to keep the polar opposites, as in Theraphosa and Grammostola. Gives you a good idea of what the middle is for most tropicals.
 
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